Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West

By William Cronon

"Magnificent... the easiest paintings of monetary and enterprise background i have ever read."―Paul Krugman

during this groundbreaking paintings, William Cronon provides us an environmental point of view at the historical past of nineteenth-century the United States. through exploring the ecological and monetary adjustments that made Chicago America's such a lot dynamic urban and the good West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a brand new window onto our nationwide earlier. this can be the tale of urban and nation turning into ever extra tightly sure in a procedure so robust that it reshaped the yank panorama and reworked American tradition. the area that emerged is our personal.

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